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October 2013 Archives

Surrogate awarded custody of former partner's biological child

As society’s attitudes toward marriage, children and family continues to evolve, it is increasingly common for family courts in Louisiana and around the country to hear and adjudicate cases for which there are no applicable state laws. The custody of children born to same-sex couples is one area in which new legal precedent is being set seemingly every day, simply because there is no existing precedent to fall back on.

Louisiana 15-year-old because advocate for foster children

A 15-year-old Louisiana boy is being recognized for his efforts to help out foster children.  Abused as a young child, he claims he never knew what it meant to have a family until he was placed in a foster home and had wounds earlier suffered due to abuse treated by a nurse.  The nurse eventually adopted the young boy after he turned four.

How filing of a bankruptcy can affect a divorce

Unfortunately, many Louisiana couples are suffering from financial distress at the time that they file for divorce. This can result in couples filing for bankruptcy - and not always filing bankruptcy in the manner that would make the most sense. The manner that a bankruptcy and divorce is timed can result in simplifying the financial circumstances for a couple, or it could result in one spouse or the other continually having to deal with the same creditors.

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